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Use Pipe to Raise Couch Height


The older I get, the further down I have to sit, it seems. Being on a disability pension, I was looking for a way to make my couch higher. I have seen blocks made to increase height, but they are very costly. Instead, I unscrewed a leg and took it with me to a hardware store. I purchased a piece of plumbing pipe (black) that just fitted over the wooden foot, increasing the height by 5 inches. For a couple of dollars, I purchased enough pipe (4 x 10 inches) and was able to alter my sofa, a change people notice but can't quite put their finger on. Simple, simple, simple.

Source: This is not MY idea, although I cannot remember where I read it. I do know that it is a novel idea and few have heard of it before. Thank you.

By Flitter from Ontario, Canada



By anbsmommy 9 15 06/25/2008 Flag

Hi, just a short question...
you mentioned a pipe of 4x8 inches...
um is the pipe 4 inches wide and 8 inches high
or is it a 4 inch pipe 8 inches wide
these are pipe sections? want to
make sure I got it right. thanks

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By Flitter (Guest Post) 06/25/2008 Flag

The pipe length quoted was 10 inches (high/long) x 4 pieces (to go over the original legs.) This is plastic PVC or something similar. Hope the picture helps.

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By Lilian 106 06/25/2008 Flag

I will look immediately if I can do this with my couch. Perhaps I can find a fitting for the bottom of the pipe to make it look good and keep the feet from making deep round circles in the carpet.
Thanks for sharing.

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By Mekisha (Guest Post) 06/26/2008 Flag

I've been trying to think of a way to do that to our bed without having to purchase "risers". Thanks for the idea.

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